The third season of Titans will debut on HBO Max in just two months, and Entertainment Weekly has some first look images at two of the newest additions to the cast — Vincent Kartheiser as Dr. Jonathan Crane, a.k.a. Scarecrow, and Savannah Welch as Barbara Gordon. Check those out below!
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As you can see, the good doctor is currently incarcerated in Arkham Asylum, but Titans showrunner Greg Walker says that he’s also working for the Gotham Police Department, similiar to Hannibal Lector. “He’s been given the opportunity to opine on ways to stop villains, and a villain breaks out in Gotham and it draws [Dick Grayson] to work with him,” Walker said, adding that he believes fans will be impressed by Vincent Kartheiser’s performance. “This is a learned psychologist who understands the human mind but also has a deep, dark vendetta to destroy people in a way that you need to be able to manifest as an actor – to find the broken and the mania,” Walker said. “And [Kartheiser] handles both very well.“
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Barbara Gordon, the former Batgirl, is now the Gotham City Police Department Commissioner, and she will team up with Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) and perhaps rekindle their romance. “In our story with Dick returning to Gotham – and Gotham is a huge character this season – it’s about sons and daughters, [and] stepping into the shadow of your parents,” Walker said. “Barbara is going to be conflicted by Dick’s arrival. Barbara’s feeling is that the legacy of Bruce and Jim has been this idea that she thinks is antiquated and inefficient: the God syndrome, meaning that superheroes create the situation where they’re the heroes. They drop in on a situation, solve it, and then they leave. And she feels that basically disempowers people from solving their own problems and that the people of Gotham need to figure out how to solve their own problems and not be passive victims waiting for a superhero to save the day.“
The first three episodes of Titans season 3 will premiere on HBO Max on August 12, 2021, with subsequent episodes dropping weekly every Thursday.